Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

1803 - 1873

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on achievement, labor, men, power, purpose, talent, and words

What men want is not talent, it is purpose; in other words, not the power to achieve, but the will to labor.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on sage

in

The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Night and Morning. Chap. vi.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on action, deed, history, life, men, and secrets

Two lives that once part are like ships that divide. There are two lives to each of us, the life of our actions, and the life of our minds and hearts. History reveals men's deeds and their outward characters, but not themselves. There is a secret self that has its own life, unpenetrated and unguessed.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: A Lament

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on failure, fate, and youth

In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As -fail !

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Richelieu. Act ii. Sc. 2.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

Take away the sword; States can be saved without it.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Richelieu. Act ii. Sc. 2.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on poetry and talent

Every great man exhibits the talent of organization or construction, whether it be in a poem, a philosophical system, a policy, or a strategy. And without method there is no organization nor construction.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

Ah, never can fall from the days that have been A gleam on the years that shall be!

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: A Lament

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on future, energy, men, past, repentance, and virtue

What is past is past. There is a future left to all men who have the virtue to repent, and the energy to atone.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on men

in

Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Richelieu, Act ii. Sc. 2., 1839

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on crime, misfortune, and poverty

In other countries poverty is a misfortune - with us it is a crime.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: England and the English, 1833

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content